[TechWeb] A minute to understand the AI investment trend
Libra Solution Provider "One Path Technology" announced the completion of tens of millions of RMB A round of financing, led by Yun Angel, East Branch Chuangxing and investment, the old shareholder Ming potential capital continued to raise, a capital as a financial consultant. This financing is mainly used for technology research and development, product testing and mass production preparation.
Founded in 2017, the company's first generation of lidar products, using MEMS technology, plans to achieve large-scale landings in L3-class autopilot and unmanned logistics within the next five years. The next generation of Lidar based on optical phased array (OPA) technology is designed through its own integrated chip research and development capability, aiming at the L4/L5 class autopilot market 5 years later.
MEMS (Micro-Electro-Mechanical system), OPA (phased Array) and Flash (Flash) are three main technical paths of vehicle-mounted solid-state lidar. Compared with mechanical lidar, solid-state lidar has lower cost.
It is reported that L2 automatic driving has become the standard for high-end cars. Within 10 years, about 25% of the world's new cars, or about 25% of them will be equipped with L3 and higher-level autopilot systems. By then, the demand for laser radar will reach 50-75 million units, and the cost per bicycle will be $1,000. It is estimated that the market space will be between 50 billion and 75 billion US dollars. As for whether the sensor manufacturing under the MEMS technology can still occupy the advantage in cost, it needs to be verified.
E-commerce | Electronic component delivery manufacturer "hard City" completed nearly US $10 million B1 round financing
It is reported that this round of financing will be used to increase investment in brand, market, supply and AI industry applications, further enhance one-stop delivery capability and rapid scale. Hard City uses big data and other technologies to provide small and medium-sized enterprises with a platform for BOM (electronic material procurement list) cost accounting, risk management and control, alternative material recommendation, and one-stop component delivery service.
The current customers of Hard City are mainly small and medium-sized buyers in the component industry. In the profit model, SaaS services and e-commerce profit model are adopted. It is reported that the Hard City has passed the profit balance point and is expected to achieve a sequential growth rate of over 25% for three consecutive months.
Hard City competitors are: trade China, Electronic Home, China Electronic components Network and other procurement platforms.
Logistics | "Syrius Torch Star" received tens of millions of dollars Pre-A round of financing
Syrius's solution is the Autonomous Mobile Robot (AMR), which is different from the popular AGV robot. The first product of Juxing AMR has started mass production and is expected to begin shipping to overseas customers in June. Syrius is expected to achieve a 24-hour rapid automation retrofit of traditional warehouses: customers only need to prepare an empty warehouse, the company is It can be turned into an automated warehouse within 24 hours.